New American Standard Bible
May my heart be blameless in Your statutes, So that I will not be ashamed. Kaph.
King James Bible
Let my heart be sound in thy statutes; that I be not ashamed.
Darby Bible Translation
Let my heart be perfect in thy statutes, that I be not ashamed.
World English Bible
Let my heart be blameless toward your decrees, that I may not be disappointed. KAF
Young's Literal Translation
My heart is perfect in Thy statutes, So that I am not ashamed.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Let my heart be sound ... - Hebrew, "Be perfect." See the notes at Job 1:1. The Septuagint here is "immaculate," ἄμωμος amōmos. So the Latin Vulgate. It is the expression of a desire that the heart might be pure; that there might be no improper attachment for other objects; that there might be no defect of love to God.
That I be not ashamed - See the notes at Psalm 119:6. A man has no occasion to be ashamed of a pure heart; and that which can alone keep us from being ultimately ashamed is sincerity, uprightness, and purity in the service of God.
LibraryA Cleansed Way
Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed thereto according to Thy word.'--PSALM cxix. 9. There are many questions about the future with which it is natural for you young people to occupy yourselves; but I am afraid that the most of you ask more anxiously 'How shall I make my way?' than 'How shall I cleanse it?' It is needful carefully to ponder the questions: 'How shall I get on in the world--be happy, fortunate?' and the like, and I suppose that that is the consideration …
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1 Kings 15:3
He walked in all the sins of his father which he had committed before him; and his heart was not wholly devoted to the LORD his God, like the heart of his father David.
Aleph. How blessed are those whose way is blameless, Who walk in the law of the LORD.
Then I shall not be ashamed When I look upon all Your commandments.
I will also speak of Your testimonies before kings And shall not be ashamed.
May those who fear You turn to me, Even those who know Your testimonies.
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